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Clark and Evans down breaststroke records in Edinburgh

Imogen Clark and Angharad Evans clocked British Age Group 50m Breaststroke records at the Edinburgh International Meet 2017.

Clark lowered her own record in the 17 Yrs age group while Evans set a new time in the 13 Yrs age group.

Derventio swimmer Clark is no stranger to national markers. She was already British senior record holder over short course 50m Breast, courtesy of a 29.64 effort at the Ontario Junior International Meet last December.

She also took the English senior short course 100m Breast record in Ontario, clocking 1:05.12.

And Clark has transferred her form into the long course pool in impressive style so far this year.

A 30.81 effort in the 50m Breast heats in Scotland beat her previous marker of 31.23 from last year’s British Summer Championships.

She then clocked 30.74 to take gold in the final, with Sweden’s reigning world and European champion Jennie Johansson behind her on 31.30.

Clark also set a new 100m Breaststroke PB in Edinburgh, winning silver on 1:07.58 with Johansson taking gold on 1:07.43.

Angharad Evans breaks two-year old marker in 50m Breast

Evans took a two-year old record in the 13 Yrs age group with her swim of 32.95.

The West Suffolk swimmer, who was representing London Aquatics in Edinburgh, beat Sophie Fussell’s previous marker of 32.98 from the London Region Zonal Meet in January 2015.

The youngster, who won the 13/14 Yrs 50m Breast title at last year’s British Summer Champs, also set a PB in the 100m Breast, taking her lifetime best down to 1:12.46.

  • Click here to view full results from the Edinburgh International Meet 2017.